Array Formulas : Two Conditional

Nov 28, 2008

Attached is the file where I want to derive Min Date of seq A and asset Type Char.

SeqAsset TypeStDateEndDate

I want to find the Minimum Date of Seq "A" and of Asset type "Char". I used following Array Formulas but showing the correct answer 30-10-2008MIN(IF(A2:A9="A",C2:C9="Char"),(D2:D9)) But Istead of 03-11-2008 it's showing 30-10-2008 date of seq C and of asset type Prop

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I typed in the word array into Excel Help and found this item

"About array formulas and how to enter them"

I am trying to duplicate the first example and cannot

Ex: =Average(if(C5:C14="Europe",D5:D14))

I tried something similar to this (diff cell ref) and I get #VALUE

Do I need to check off an addin or something?

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Do array formulas work if the array is across sheets instead of across columns or rows? I'm getting a #Ref! error when I try to use an "across sheets" array.

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I have been lurking around for past month learning lots from MrExcel's wonderful web site. One of the many things I learned was how to improve my spreadsheets with Array Formulas, but today I ran into a problem on a new spreadsheet I'm building for work.

Here's the problem: I have 39 coworkers. For each coworker, I have 14 Array Formulas using SUMPRODUCT command with up to 5 "conditions", similar to this example:

{=SUMPRODUCT((user=$A$5)*(task=AO$3)*(DateChecked>0)*((Error="Error Removed")+(Error="Error Converted to an FYI")))}

Each condition such as "user" and "task" is a static named range of 5000 cells. This spreadsheet will hold one week's worth of my coworkers' work. This past week they have processed about 2500 items. To be safe, I doubled this number to determine the static named range size.

For each worker I have 56 columns (one for each possible task which a coworker can process).

So for each coworker, there will be 14 * 56 = 784 Array Formulas.

Currently my spreadsheet only has a single coworker defined, so I only have 784 Array Formulas, but it takes 35 seconds at 100% CPU Utilization when I press F9 (Calculate all formulas). Right now, I am running this on my Home PC (a 400 MHz PII PC with 256 Megs of RAM, OS is Win2000 at SP4 maint level and Excel 2002), but it is equally slow at work (1.7 GHz Celeron with 256 MB of RAM running Win2K SP4 and Excel 2K).

I haven't tested yet, but even if I assume a linear progression, with 39 coworkers I am thinking it is possible the amount of time for Excel to recalculate all the formulas will be 39 times longer than it is currently. This will be close to 22 minutes. That is a long time to wait! It will be even worse if my testing shows the amount of time Excel takes to evaluate the array formulas is exponential instead of linear...

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In the future, I don't want to have to manually activate them w/F2, CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

btw, Why do I have to press F2? Is that only in Excel 2007? I googled pretty extensively & don't see an option how to only press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. It would be nice not to have to press F2 everytime.

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Sub TransitionMatrix()
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For j = 1 To 3
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Next j
Next i
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Question(s): Is there a way to speed this up to a reasonable amount of time (I'd even take 30 minutes at this point)? Or, is Excel simply the wrong tool to be using for this amount of data? Do I need a better machine to run these calculations? I am currently using a Dell XT3 with 2.5 Ghz i5 quad core processor.

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My question are:

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This works fine, until people start moving cells around in the Expenses sheet. Say they sort everything they've put in by month, and then they want to move July up to the top because it's the start of our fiscal year. So say they have six expenses for July and they cut and insert them in at B2. Suddenly the formula now says:

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A Column: Dates
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I want to do the same thing as this with GSD using this basic formula --
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Range(.Cells(1, 1), .End(xlDown)).Offset(0, 2).FormulaArray = "=RC[-1]-SUM((Details!R2C2:R65536C2=RC[-2])*('Details'!R2C11:R65536C11=RC1))"
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I'm including my Excel file. For example I have one employee hired on January 16, 2012. As of today, his grade is 3. On Nov 1, 2014 he will still be on grade 3 (he won't advance to grade 4 until January 16, 2015). On Nov 1, 2015 he will be at grade 4 and on Nov 1, 2016 he will be at grade 5. Another employee was hired on October 15, 2013. His grade today is 1. On Nov 1, 2014, he will be on grade 2. What formulas can I put in the yellow cells to do these calculations?

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